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    • 10/04/2017
    • 05/01/2019
    • 68 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Wednesdays @ 9:30AM

    A special interest group for those interested in Photoshop CS (version 5 or earlier) and in Lightroom. We study techniques that involve features found in CS and Lightroom that are not found in other photo processing tools. No need to sign up. Just come on in. You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event.


    • 01/04/2018
    • 12/19/2019
    • 98 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Thursdays 

    In this Elements workshop, participants bring two or three photographs that they want improved on a flashdrive. Linda Gregory demonstrates various methods of enhancing the photographs using Elements. The participants are encouraged to contribute to this workshop by making their own suggestions. This workshop is for all levels of Elements users, from beginner through advanced. No need to register, just come in and join us! You must be a member in good standing of the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this class.


    • 09/10/2018
    • 04/22/2019
    • 27 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Mondays @ 9:30AM

    The Black & White Special Interest Group is a weekly meeting of those club members who enjoy the special qualities of black & white (or more generally called “monochrome”) photography. Members bring their images for viewing and comments by the group.  Discussions on editing techniques, as well as on composition and lighting are also a part of the meeting.
    The question might be asked “Why are we interested in black and white images when even the basic point and shoot digital cameras can produce very good color photographs?”  The answer is: there are some images which have more visual impact when rendered in black and white.  These images are those which use the interplay between light and shadows to emphasize texture or shapes within the composition. An example is shown below
    Typically, the photographs shown at our SIG have been produced as color images in a digital camera and converted to black and white using one or more of the popular photo editing software packages.

    • 11/13/2018
    • 05/07/2019
    • 24 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Tuesdays @ 9:30AM

    Please bring up to 5 photos that you have either worked on and feel are ready for printing or display OR that you want specific help with.  The purpose of our discussions is to help members become more knowledgeable about  the taking and post processing of their photos.  Please try to bring the Exif data available for your photos (if possible).  Our discussions are  "Creative Criticism" sessions so we can learn from each other how to make all of our photos "BETTER"!!   With more members returning every day, we wish to make this a productive group, so our members can grow in the field of photography! 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 11/14/2018
    • 04/24/2019
    • 22 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Wednesdays @ 9:30AM

    Mike McMinn is the facilitator.
    • 11/14/2018
    • 05/15/2019
    • 26 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Field Trip SIG

    Members interested in leading, organizing or coordinating Field Trips next season are invited to attend our new Field Trip SIG to discuss how to support our Field Trips. Sue Rock will be leading the discussion at the initial meeting.


    Please register so we can plan for the number that will attend.

    • 11/15/2018
    • 05/02/2019
    • 23 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Thursdays @ 9:30AM

    Explore and learn the facets of multi-media, including audio, video & animation. View the 2018-2019 class topics calendar  

    Meetings will be held in the Ansel Adams Room.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 11/16/2018
    • 05/03/2019
    • 23 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Fridays @ 9:30AM

    This is a group that is interested in Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. Normally it is a very informal however there likely will be, from time to time, special events by the group. These might include seminars on how to set your camera for maximum utility, field trips for specific topics, and maybe even some overnight field trips to better learn to use your camera and other equipment. No need to sign up, just come and join us! You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event


    • 11/19/2018
    • 04/29/2019
    • 11 sessions
    • Kino Room or Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Monday @ 10:30AM 

    Learn advanced techniques of photography, studio lighting, portraiture, table-top still life and more. The calendar of weekly topics is HERE.

    You must be a member in good standing of GVR and the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this SIG.


    • 12/03/2018
    • 04/22/2019
    • 11 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Fine Art Photography SIG 

    Several members of the GVR Camera Club have been showing breathtaking artistic photographs that have been eliciting "aaws" from every audience that they've been shown to. For examples of the photos that can be produced with these techniques, click HERE.

    I've had numerous requests from members who want to create similar Art Photographs, to offer classes on the techniques used.

    In order to satisfy those requests, the GVR Camera Club is launching a new Special Interest Group (SIG) for members who want to "Click it up a Notch" to a photo art form. Sandy Ostroff will be the facilitator for this group.

    Any member who is interested in "Photography as an Art Form" is invited to attend. Join the group to explore new ideas and to get excited about photography again.

    Please feel free to bring a few samples of any Photo Art that you've done to share as examples
    • 12/13/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Fiesta Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 2
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    John Livoti from Photographic Society of America - December Speaker Series

    John has been into photography for many years with a forte in landscape. Moving to Arizona and joining a camera club eight years ago has broadened his photography. Competing monthly with different photography themes keeps you thinking outside the box and brings out your creative side.  

    John has been an Arizona resident for the last eight years formally from the Boston Area. He is President of Sun Lakes Camera Club 2014-2015, Vice Chair Arizona Camera Club Council - 2015-2017, President of Arizona Camera Club - Present, President of the PSA Arizona Chapter - Present, PSA Southwest Area Membership Director 2016 -Present, Covering - AZ, New Mexico, Nevada, CA and Hawaii, PSA Star Membership Director 2017 – Present, PSA Conference Committee - Present, PSA Designation QPSA and PPSA also received Early Achievement at the PSA conference this year in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    See some of John's work HERE.


    • To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.


    • 12/18/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    December Travelogue - Free to GVR Members

    Sam Schaen and Marilyn Gaizband joined a photo tour in Cuba in March 2017. Our group totaled 8 people including a photo tour leader, a Cuban guide, and a driver. Cuba is a country of contrasts. It was common to see a young woman in stylish western fashion speaking on a cell phone next to a horse-drawn buggy. There was also a stark contrast between large cities such as Havana and rural areas of the country. The slideshow is organized by subject: landscapes, architecture, people, and transportation. The last category includes those famous 1950s era American cars in impeccable condition.

    Paul McCreary will present a short travelogue about beautiful Ouray, Colorado and surrounding in many seasons. 

    Shown will be mountains, ice climbing, and an old time Fourth of July Parade with water fights. Ouray is a unique and lovely place.







    Lenore Bell will present a tour of LaConner, Rosario, Orcas Islands, Friday Harbor, and Seattle Washington. A cool, and relaxing trip through some of Washington State’s most scenic islands with beautiful waterscapes and sea life. Later we traveled to Seattle where we visited Chihuly Gardens, the Flight Museum, Highway 99 Blues Club, and the scenic views of Seattle.

    SCOTLAND- Wally Watson

    It started as a golf trip to Scotland for four good friends.

    We did play eight rounds of golf including: St Andrews both Old and New courses plus Royal Dornoch, my favorite!!

    However, most of the pictures highlight the beautiful green country side and cities like Edinburgh and Inverness…

    Then Old Castles, plus one, used in the TV series “Outlander”

    Also, the Battle Field at Culloden, where the British wiped out the Scots and I lost four ancestors (2 Watson’s & 2 Seaton’s).

    Please email Paul McCreary at traveloguecc@gmail.com if you have a program to share on the big screen, or drop off your thumb drive with a .mov or .mpeg4 show in the Travelogue folder at the Club.

    Paul McCreary, Travelogue Coordinator
    970-596-1505
    traveloguecc@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/07/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    The best free entertainment in Arizona


    Don’t Miss It

    And by the way….we are in desperate need of programs for our monthly Showtime presentations.  It is easy – take some of your photos from a field trip or other event and put them into a program.  Use ProShow Gold/Producer or some other application to assemble your photos and add music of your choice.  

    More tips on making a show HERE

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/09/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Streetcar/Art Trip 

    Cost $17

    The Tucson Streetcar Art field trip features some of the many unique works of public art displayed at the streetcar stations. With our included 24 hour streetcar pass, we will disembark at chosen stations to view selected artists' interpretation of the project theme "Flow". Art pieces have elements of light, movement, poetry, and/or visual art.

    We will meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM and leave at 9 AM to carpool to the Mercado San Agustin at the corner of Congress and Avenida Convento, the first streetcar stop.  Alinda, our tour guide will lead the trip from here on.  Participants will get off and on the streetcar at the stops that have public art.  She will tell about the title, artist, and about how the work fits into the theme chosen for all the public art for this project.  She will also talk about some of Tucson's history.

    There is some walking (the equivalent of about 4 blocks at the second stop and also some walking from the streetcar stop to and from the restaurant) so it is advised that participants wear comfortable shoes, a hat if needed, and bring a bottle of water.

    The group will stop about half way through the stops to eat lunch at Gentle Ben's on University near the campus at your own expense.  An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to the cost of your lunch.

    Because the group will be at the mercy of the streetcar and the tempo of the group, we may not get back to the parked cars until 2-2:30PM.

    Cost of the trip is $17.00 (includes streetcar pass).  No refunds after January 2 2018.

    Michele Hamel will be our leader.  Contact her at mhamel@comcast.net or 815-988-6716. If for any reason you cannot attend, after signing up, please let Michele know. 

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/09/2019
    • 03/13/2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
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    Ten Week Photography Class (Wednesday PM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph. The 2019 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction
    Week 2 - Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Composition
    Week 4 - Creative Composition
    Week 5 - To be announced
    Week 6 - Photography As Art
    Week 7 - IPhone Photography
    Week 8 - Photo Stories
    Week 9 - Multimedia
    Week 10 - Summary


    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

    A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the "Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    "The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.


    To cancel your registration click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/10/2019
    • 03/14/2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 24
    Register
    Ten Week Photography Class (Thursday AM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph. The 2019 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction
    Week 2 - Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Composition
    Week 4 - Creative Composition
    Week 5 - To be announced
    Week 6 - Photography As Art
    Week 7 - IPhone Photography
    Week 8 - Photo Stories
    Week 9 - Multimedia
    Week 10 - Summary


    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

    A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the "Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    "The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.


    To cancel your registration click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/11/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Streetcar/Art Trip 

    Cost $17

    The Tucson Streetcar Art field trip features some of the many unique works of public art displayed at the streetcar stations. With our included 24 hour streetcar pass, we will disembark at chosen stations to view selected artists' interpretation of the project theme "Flow". Art pieces have elements of light, movement, poetry, and/or visual art.

    We will meet at the Camera Club at 8:45 AM, depart at 9:00 AM to carpool to the Mercado San Agustin at the corner of Congress and Avenida Convento, the first streetcar stop.  Alinda, our tour guide will lead the trip from here on.  Participants will get off and on the streetcar at the stops that have public art.  She will tell about the title, artist, and about how the work fits into the theme chosen for all the public art for this project.  She will also talk about some of Tucson's history.

    There is some walking (the equivalent of about 4 blocks at the second stop and also some walking from the streetcar stop to and from the restaurant) so it is advised that participants wear comfortable shoes, a hat if needed, and bring a bottle of water.

    The group will stop about half way through the stops to eat lunch at Gentle Ben's on University near the campus at your own expense.  An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to the cost of your lunch.

    Because the group will be at the mercy of the streetcar and the tempo of the group, we may not get back to the parked cars until 2-2:30 PM.

    Cost of the trip is $17.00 (includes streetcar pass).  No refunds after January 4, 2019.

    Michele Hamel will be our leader.  Contact her at mhamel@comcast.net or 815-988-6716. If for any reason you cannot attend, after signing up, please let Michele know. 

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/12/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
    Register

    Living History Day at the Presidio San Agustin

    Trip Cost $4.00

    The Presidio’s Living History program brings life inside the walls of the Presidio.  Volunteer re-enactors provide a glimpse of what life truly was like back when the Santa Cruz river flowed, a myriad of cultures were impacting each other, and the Old Pueblo was just beginning.

    Visitors to the Presidio San Agustín see soldiers at drill, blacksmiths, candle-makers, merchants and weavers.  These volunteers interact with the public to demonstrate and teach about the challenges of daily life when there were no cell phones and no running water.  Every hour, the cannon will fire!  

    The Docent starts the day with a 45 minute tour of the Presidio.  Lunch follows the tour at the La Cocina Restaurant located across the street from the Presidio.  

    A parking lot is located next to the Presidio for $5.00 a day but you will need a credit card to purchase a parking ticket. 

    Contact the Field Trip Guidel Patty Ferguson at 520-647-1264 or email at piferguson13@gmail.com with any questions.  

    For those carpooling, $5.00 is  an appropriate contribution  to the driver for gas and parking. 

    Additional information about the Presidio is available at Tucson Presidio Living History

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:30 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:45. 

    To cancel your registration contact: Cancel My Registration

    No refunds after January 5, 2019.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/12/2019
    • 03/16/2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 33
    Register
    Ten Week Photography Class (Saturday AM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph. The 2019 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction
    Week 2 - Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Composition
    Week 4 - Creative Composition
    Week 5 - To be announced
    Week 6 - Photography As Art
    Week 7 - IPhone Photography
    Week 8 - Photo Stories
    Week 9 - Multimedia
    Week 10 - Summary


    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

    A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the "Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    "The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.


    To cancel your registration click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/15/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 11
    Register

    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $12

    They have been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson 25 years ago. You will see the complete making, from pouring the powder into machines, making molds, hand painting to the finished product in the showroom. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% off any purchases. Their clients vary from designers, to Ellen (they make the mug that you see on her TV show), to the Presidential plane, Air Force One mug, and to specific cowboy dishes. 

    No lunch stop is planned for this trip, but here a plenty of places to eat in Tucson.

    Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Location: 1600 S Cherrybell Stra (not misspelled).

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    No refunds after January 4, 2019

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/17/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 194
    Register

    Larry Springford - January Speaker Series 

    The Lumiere Institute in Lyon, France, was a fun visit to one of the birthplaces of cinema, founded in 1982. Larry provides a nice overview of the grounds and delves into the career of the Lumiere brothers. Some clips of truly remarkable motion pictures were included along with descriptions of early equipment. 

    Larry Springford graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned in the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers of the Canadian Army.  He qualified as an Army pilot and aircraft maintenance officer, serving in various postings in Canada and Europe. He commanded the Maintenance Company of 4 Service Battalion in Europe as a major and later the Land Engineering Test Establishment in Canada as a lieutenant colonel.

    Retiring from the Army, he worked in various engineering and operational positions at the Bruce Heavy Water Plant of the Nuclear Division of Ontario Hydro making heavy water for the CANDU reactors of Ontario Hydro.

    Due to the posting in Europe, he developed a passion for traveling which carried on into retirement.

    Larry developed an early childhood interest in photography and moved on to video in 2001. After joining the GVR Camera Club and attending Multi Media SIG he had the opportunity to learn from others and to pass on some of what he had learned.

    He enjoys presenting his work in the GV Camera Club and the GV Travel Club as well as at the Arivaca Film Festival.

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.

    • 01/21/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Bird Photography: Sweetwater/Reid Park

    Trip Cost $12

    We will start our trip at the Sweetwater Wetlands, the top birding area in the Tucson metro area. This water-rich streamside riparian zone supports a huge variety of wildlife, including dragonflies, raccoons, hawks, bobcats and dozens of other species that make the wetlands their full- or part-time home.  Paths are flat and either decomposed granite or gravel.

    We will then drive to Reid Park, an easily-accessed area in the city, where we will have our lunch at the picnic area and watch and photograph around the two ponds.  It is one of the best places to see winter ducks and raptors

    The trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8 AM for carpooling.  We will leave for Sweetwater at 8:15 AM. Bring your lunch. 

     Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is January 14..

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/22/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    January Travelogue

    You may be one of the lucky ones traveling to cooler parts of the country. Consider capturing your travels in a show for the winter. Travelogue depends upon members who spend time not only traveling, but producing a presentation for the rest of us to enjoy.


    Please email Paul McCreary at traveloguecc@gmail.com if you have a program to share on the big screen, or drop off your thumb drive with a .mov or .mpeg4 show in the Travelogue folder at the Club.

    Paul McCreary, Travelogue Coordinator
    970-596-1505
    traveloguecc@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/28/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch somewhere afterwards at members option and expense.

     

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:45AM, and depart at 10:00AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/04/2019
    • 02/25/2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 17
    Register

    Understanding Pixels - What did I do to my photo when I did that?

    Stephen Herron, retired color scientist, explains the processes behind image processing. This is not a hands-on class but a four week series of presentations revealing the processes photographers use to change images. The information provided is applicable to all image processing software.


    Session 1
    What is Photoshop?
    What is a digital image? 
    What is pixel frequency and amplitude?
    How does photoshop know the color meaning of the three-number pixel?

    Session 2 
    What are the limitation of Colors

    Session 3 
    What is color management?

    Session 4 
    What do image geometric transformations do to my image?
    What do filters do to my image?
    What do color adjustments do to my image? 

    To cancel your registration contact

    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/04/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    The best free entertainment in Arizona


    Don’t Miss It

    And by the way….we are in desperate need of programs for our monthly Showtime presentations.  It is easy – take some of your photos from a field trip or other event and put them into a program.  Use ProShow Gold/Producer or some other application to assemble your photos and add music of your choice.  

     More tips on making a show HERE

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 02/05/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Day Trip to Magdalena, Mexico

    Cost $104

    This trip is provided by the Border Community Alliance (BCA). BCA is about bridging the border and fostering community through education, collaboration and cultural exchange. We do this in the Nogales region of Southern Arizona/Sonora Mexico.

    Trip description:

    The historic city of Magdalena lies approximately sixty miles south of Nogales, yet it is a different world with colonial buildings and the rustic feel of the vaquero (cowboy) heartland. Father Eusebio Kino (1645-1711) is buried there. This Jesuit missionary is credited with founding some twenty-one churches throughout the Sonoran region, the most famous of which is San Xavier del Bac near Tucson. Beginning near the border in Nogales Mexico, this tour includes an overview of the rich and complex history of the region with stops at Imuris and San Ignacio before proceeding on to Magdalena. Magdalena’s beautiful plaza and memorial to Kino is surrounded by an artful promenade where shoppers stroll in the shaded walkway. The chapel and church are a moving tribute to the faith of the region, architecturally will done. After lunch the tour continues with a visit to a local school and a chance to dialogue about the local context.

    We will provide an orientation at the camera club, where you will have a chance to meet your fellow travelers and hear about the Mexican context today, ask questions and fill out the waiver form. To provide an intimate and safe experience, groups are limited in size to about 16, traveling together in a van with your guides. Your fee includes transportation, lunch, expert guidance, tax and tips. You may tip the van driver.  Returning to the US, participants know that they have had a significant learning experience.

    What to wear and bring

    • Please remember to bring your passport!
    • While there is not a lot of walking, we suggest comfortable shoes. Men in Mexico do not generally wear shorts. Long pants or slacks are probably best for both men and women. No tank or halter tops or short shorts. You may want to bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen.
    • You may want to bring money for purchasing snacks and souvenirs. US dollars are accepted or you can bring pesos. If you bring snacks with you or bring food back, fruit, veggies and meat are usually not allowed to come back with you over the border.  This is where you will need your passport. 

    Waiver of Liability

    • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete a Waiver of Liability, if you have not already done so at the orientation meeting. A copy will be provided to you or you may wish to download and print from the link below. 
    • Waiver-of-Liability-CBT.pdf

    Information from the Camera Club Field Trip Guide

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:00AM, and depart at 7:15AM. 

    The carpooling mileage is less than 100 miles and parking is $5, so $15-$20 is appropriate to split among the riders for gas payment to the driver, if you are car pooling. There is a $5 all day parking fee at Burger King. Pay Burger King when you arrive to obtain a parking pass. 

    Itinerary:

    8:15 Meet Alex La Pierre (BCA Guide) at Burger King in Nogales AZ.

    Walk across the border as a group with the guide Alex, to the awaiting luxury 20 seat van with professional driver.  Meet Mexican guide Alma Cota De Yanez (Executive Director of BCA partner FESAC).

    Stop at KM21 to get visa

    Visit San Ignacio mission church, founded by Padre Kino in 1687

    Arrive at the grand plaza in Magdalena for tour (crypt of Padre Kino, church and mausoleum)

    Municipal Palace to view the amazing murals in the Mexican tradition

    Lunch of your choice from the menu at a local Magdalena restaurant

    Visit Cafe Sed, a non-profit venture supporting the work of Casa Vida y Esperanza. You will have a chance to taste their fair trade coffee in an historic casona. 

    Depart of Nogales and return to DeConcini port of entry to walk back across to the US. 

    Estimated time return to Burger King is 4-4:30. 

    FT Guide:  Sue Rock, philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852.  Contact Sue with any questions

    Last date for cancellation is April 7.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    To attend this event you must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club

    Note: The BCA is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. It has no religious or political affiliations. It depends on donations and grants for funding. Incorporated in the state of Arizona,the board members reside in southern Arizona.The advisory board consists of people from across the globe. BCA is based in Tubac, Arizona, a community forty miles south of Tucson and twenty miles north of the US/Mexico border.

    Values: We believe in social investment, not charity.  We seek to listen and learn from each other, rather than presume we know it all. We respect the cultures and traditions of both Mexico and the US.We value working together with like-minded organizations and individuals on both sides of the border.We welcome participation in our programs regardless of one’s viewpoint of immigration.



    • 02/09/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 75

    Santa Rita Springs GVR Open House

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 

    Noon to 3 P.M.

    Tours and Demonstrations!

    GVR Camera Club 

    The open house is for GVR members.



    • 02/12/2019
    • 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Border Patrol Briefing

    Trip Cost: Free

    Groups that attend are briefed with a Border Patrol 101 presentation.  It is conducted in the conference room and it provides a basic oversight on Border Patrol Operations.  The presentation takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.  Questions are encouraged during the presentation.  Once BP 101 concludes, there will be a station walk through.  It is presented so that groups may have the chance to view some of the gear and updated technology.  Questions are also encouraged during the walk through.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15am and depart at 8:30am.  Field trip guide is Sue Rock, philr@iname.com, 269-978-6852. Arranged by Michele Hamel. 

    We will have lunch at La Bocanita, Nogales (seafood, Mexican).

    Last sign up date is January 12, 2019.

    YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP. 

    Please email the following information to Sue Rock to be entered on the vetting form and mailed to the Boarder Patrol:

    Name (Last, First M)

    Drivers License (State and number)

    Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY)

    Contact Field Trip Guide with any questions.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a GVR member and a member of the Camera Club to attend this field trip.



    • 02/12/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 9
    Register

    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $12

    They have been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson 25 years ago. You will see the complete making, from pouring the powder into machines, making molds, hand painting to the finished product in the showroom. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% off any purchases. Their clients vary from designers, to Ellen (they make the mug that you see on her TV show), to the Presidential plane, Air Force One mug, and to specific cowboy dishes. 

    No lunch stop is planned for this trip, but here a plenty of places to eat in Tucson.

    Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Location: 1600 S Cherrybell Stra (not misspelled).

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    No refunds after February 1, 2019

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 02/19/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Bird Photography Field Trip- Canoa Ranch Lake/Pond at Amado/GV Waste Treatment/Tubac Resort 

     Trip Cost $12

    The trip will begin at the newly-renovated lake at Canoa Ranch, located on the major migration pathway, where you can see many birds on the move.  Next we will travel to the pond at Amado for wintering ducks.  If the GV Waste Treatment has reopened following construction, we will make our next stop there.  If not, we will visit the grounds of the Tubac Resort where we will be seeing various birds. 

    Note:  This itinerary may change to take advantage of sightings in nearby areas. 

    Bring a lunch and be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8 AM for carpooling, departure at 8:15 AM. Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is February 12th

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 02/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register